Parental Tax Credit
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What is parental tax credit?
You may qualify for parental tax credit if, during the eight weeks after the child's birth, you and/or your partner did not receive any of the following:
* an income-tested benefit from the Department of Work and Income
* New Zealand Superannuation or veteran's pension
* a student allowance
* weekly accident compensation (for more than three months).
If you did not receive any of these forms of income, the amount of parental tax credit you receive depends on your total family income for the year.
How much is Parental Tax Credit?
You can get up to $1,200 a year for each newborn child. The amount depends on:
* your income
* the number of days your baby was in your care (as the principal childcarer) during its first eight weeks. If your baby is in a neonatal unit, it is still in your care.